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throttle hand falling asleep

Does anyone know how to keep my hand from falling asleep when riding a steady speed for any distance? I have noticed that after about 15 min or so, my throttle hand starts to get that "pins and needles" feeling in it. No other bike has done that to me before. I don't know if it's due to the vibrations, or what. Any 2010 owners out there having this issue? My Ducati vibrated a lot, but this never happened. Maybe it's the amount of lean I have on my wrist? Maybe I should change my rearsets positions?
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how do the grips feel to you? I have this issue with a lot of grips that have overall small diameters. I recently made the switch to some larger grips from OURY and the problem has completely gone away. Its a good place to start because grips are cheap assuming you've already considered your body positioning and try to keep your arms, shoulders, and hands as loose as possible.

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I'll try to adjust my rearsets first, and then try grips if it doesn't fix it. I never change grips out, since I always like the stockers.
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and relax a little on the grips

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I'll try to adjust my rearsets first, and then try grips if it doesn't fix it. I never change grips out, since I always like the stockers.
I just bought a old Beemer 1975 bike on Monday. It has a rubber type clip fitted to the twist grip that enables you to hold the throttle down with the heel of your hand...relaxing the grip..probably available in shops that sell cruiser custom bikes etc.

Anyway I had thought what a load of rubbish..but it works well.

On my old beemer there's a throttle friction screw so you can cruise on auto..that's great as I can rest my hand completely....don't know if I'd fancy that on an MV tho lol !

Some peeps remove a throttle return spring...do a search on that..personally I prefer not to mess with the throttle control train...

Other thing you can do is wear a tennis player type wrist support for long runs as it supports the wrist against Carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms.

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If you are riding around with all your weight on your arms, you are upsetting your suspension and don't have much control of your bike.

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I'll try to adjust my rearsets first, and then try grips if it doesn't fix it. I never change grips out, since I always like the stockers.
FYI, 2010 F4s do not have adjustable rear-sets.

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FYI, 2010 F4s do not have adjustable rear-sets.

Mine does tho
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LOL, my spine is fine. I think I just need to adjust my rearsets so that i'm not putting so much weight on my wrists.
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LOL, my spine is fine. I think I just need to adjust my rearsets so that i'm not putting so much weight on my wrists.
That's not it. It's a muscle/spine thing. Weak muscles in your back and a spine the won't bend enough backwards.

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